Each year, many students, parents, and teachers ask us about possible coaches for the upcoming debate season, and we are always happy to recommend our staff for coaching relationships. Private coaching arrangements, however, are often hard to organize and sustain throughout the year. They also rarely provide everything one looks for in a structured debate […]
To those who’s seasons have come to an end, we wish you the best in your upcoming academic endeavors, and we hope to see you at camp or on the circuit next year! If you’re competing in LD at the 2017 NSDA National Tournament and would like to receive a fresh card in your inbox […]
Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Harvard-Westlake’s Connor Engel for making it to finals of the 2016 Greenhill Round Robin. In finals, Raffi defeated Connor on a 2-1 decision (Paramo, Vincent, *Alston).
Thanks to Lawrence Zhou for putting together the 2016-2017 LD Tournament Logistics Page! With the beginning of the competitive season just beginning, many teams and debaters are in the process of ironing out their tournament schedule for the season. This page is meant to provide a centralized location for information that is widely dispersed amongst a […]
Congratulations to Oakwood’s Jack Wareham and La Canada’s Alex Zhao for making it to finals of the 2016 Loyola Invitational. In finals, Jack defeated Alex on a 3-0 decision (Bistagne, Ditzian, Steele). Crossroads’ Noah Simon was top speaker of the tournament. Full results can be found here.
Congratulations to Hendrick Hudson’s Matt Gofman and Cary’s Grace Jin for making it to finals of the 2016 Wake Forest National Earlybird! In finals, Matt defeated Grace on a 2-1 decision. Full tournament results may be found here.
Congratulations to Harrison’s Raffi Piliero and Success Academy’s Sekou Cisse for making it to finals of the 2016 Byram Hills Invitational! In finals, Raffi defeated Sekou on a 3-0 decision (Alston, Staunton, Chace). Raffi was also top speaker of the Byram Hills Invitational. Full tournament results may be found here.
Congratulations to Stuyvesant’s Katherine Fennel and Harrison’s Matt Zinman for making it to finals of the 2016 Byram Hills Round Robin. In finals, Katherine defeated Matt on a 2-1 decision (Crucilla, Rashed, *Student Vote). Katherine’s coaches are Paul Zhou, Paras Kumar, Ananth Panchanadam, and Julie Sheinman. Matt’s coaches are Chetan Hertzig, Christian Quiroz, and Bennett […]
Congratulations to Greenhill’s Shruthi Krishnan and Woodlands College Park’s Jessica Zhang for making it to finals of the 2016 Grapevine Classic! In finals, Shruthi defeated Jessica on a 2-1 decision (Hsun, Wright, McConway*). Full tournament results can be found here. Photo Credit: Kim Hsun.
Congratulations to Bennett Eckert of The Greenhill School (TX) and his coach Aaron Timmons for winning the 2016 NSDA National Tournament in LD. Bennett defeated Millard North’s Priya Kukreja on an 8-7 decision. Congratulations to both debaters and their coaches on an excellent tournament! Bennet is a former VBI camper and will be teaching at […]